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Call for artists: MCS holiday card contest (deadline 11/9)

Posted on Oct. 19 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News


Calling all artists!

Marion Community Schools is seeking artwork for its annual holiday cards. This competition is open to all Marion Community Schools students (including Marion Regional Career Center). Winning artists receive a $75 Walmart gift card!

Please submit your original artwork, at least 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) to your school office by Nov. 9. Include your name, the school you attend, and your phone number when you turn in your entry.

Winning designs will be featured on the MCS holiday cards, which are printed by the Marion Regional Career Center printshop and are offered for sale to the public.

If you have questions, please contact Patty Barney, pbarney@marion.k12.in.us, or 662-2546 x. 125.

Calling all families: Thriving Families Festival set for 10/27

Posted on Oct. 19 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News FYI for our families on a local event coming up this weekend, put on by some great organizations aimed at making sure local families have what they need!


 

The Thriving Families Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Five Points Mall. It's free, and there will be food, fun, and information about local resources, along with freebies and a chance to win prizes!

The event is sponsored by Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County's Basic Needs Working Group, and Prevent Child Abuse Grant County.

MRCC to offer cyber forensic certification program

Posted on Oct. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce that a new Cyber Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification Program for high school students in the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy.

The pilot program will allow students to learn the investigation techniques needed to detect hacking attacks and properly extract the evidence need to report the crime while at the same time conducting audits to prevent future incidents from occurring. 

“By 2022 there will be a shortfall of 3.5 million individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare for and respond to the new cybersecurity world,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, instructor of the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy at MRCC. “There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds in the United States. By providing this program in conjunction with our Ethical Hacking Program, we have the ability to offer every student this real-life work experience. To my knowledge, we are the only school in the state to offer such a well-rounded program to high school students.”

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said they are pleased to be able to offer such a high-quality program to students in Marion and Grant County.

“The Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy continues to provide opportunities for students to excel in areas that are proven to be experiencing job growth, which will prepare them for the workforce after graduation,” Ripperger said. “Dr. Hueston and I continually work with our state partners to create an IT Curriculum Pathway that can be implemented throughout the state of Indiana.”

MRCC’s excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons why students attend the Marion Regional Career Center. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or MRCC Student Support and Community Specialist Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

 
  • Fall Break: Oct. 25-26
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 21-23
  • End of second grading period / end of first semester: Dec. 14
  • Winter Break: Dec. 17-Jan. 1 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 21
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 18 
  • End of third grading period: March 8
  • Spring Break: March 25-29
  • MCS Kindness Rally: April 19
  • All-City Art Show: May 10-11
  • Last student day: May 22 (NOTE: If there are canceled days during the school year, make-up days will be added onto the end of the school year, and this last day will be pushed back. We will communicate with families should that be necessary.)
  • MHS Commencement: June 2
 
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